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'Handcuff king' Houdini's secrets unlocked in Hungary

Budapest - Ninety years after his death, the secrets of the world's greatest escape artist, Harry Houdini, have been unlocked in a recently opened Hungarian museum devoted to the Budapest-born illusionist.

Iraq has to up oil output because of 'budget hole': FM

Budapest - Iraq has to up its crude output because dwindling oil prices and the fight against Islamic State have left "a huge hole" in the economy, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Tuesday, as the OPEC cartel scrambles to agree a production cut deal.

Hungary prisoners complete part of new anti-migrant fence

Budapest - Hungarian prisoners have finished building the first part of a second anti-migrant fence on Hungary's southern border with Serbia, state television reported on Monday.

Hungary to cut corporate tax rate to EU low

Budapest - Hungary is seeking to lower corporate tax to nine percent starting from 2017, the lowest rate in the European Union, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

Hungary PM says Trump win ends 'politically correct' era

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of the EU's biggest supporters of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the US billionaire's election victory sounded the death knell for political correctness.

Hungary votes to strip its Olympic Committee of powers

Budapest - Hungary approved Tuesday a sweeping reform of its sports laws that will see the national Olympic Committee stripped of most of its powers and roles, as Budapest vies to host 2024 Games.

Hungary's Orban suffers rare defeat in refugee vote

Budapest - Hungary's radical right party Jobbik dealt all-powerful Prime Minister Viktor Orban a rare defeat on Tuesday as it blocked his bid to change the constitution to bar the resettlement of refugees.

Rights group slams EU's failure to reprimand Hungary

Budapest - Hungary has seen a "serious deterioration" of the rule of law since 2010 and the EU has failed to rebuke the country, a rights group said Friday in a report rejected by Budapest as "baseless".

Hungary's top opposition paper sold to government ally

Budapest - A Hungarian firm with close government links said Tuesday it has bought the publisher of the country's top opposition newspaper Nepszabadsag, whose recent unexpected closure has sparked fears of growing state control of the media.

Hungary summons Russian envoy over 'degrading' uprising remarks

Budapest - Budapest summoned Moscow's ambassador Tuesday after Russian state TV made what Hungary called "degrading" remarks about its 1956 uprising against Soviet communist rule.

Scuffles disrupt Hungary 1956 revolt anniversary

Budapest - Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban disrupted a state commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest Sunday.

Hungary homeless paper shelters suspended opposition reporters

Budapest - A Hungarian street newspaper published a special edition Thursday including a section produced by journalists from a top political daily which was unexpectedly closed earlier this month, firing fears of growing government control of the media.

Huge press freedom rally in Budapest after top daily closed

Budapest - Several thousand people marched in Budapest Sunday to demand press freedom and protest against the sudden closure of Hungary's top-selling political daily Nepszabadsag which had criticised the government.

Hungary's embattled journalists reeling after paper shut down

Budapest - Hungarian journalist Gabor Bordas thought he had seen it all. Over the past two years he had walked away from two top online news sites in protest over political interference.

Eight face charges over Austria migrant truck deaths

Budapest - Hungarian police said Wednesday they will seek charges against eight suspects after wrapping up a probe into the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last year, in a gruesome case that sent shockwaves through Europe.

EU 'very concerned' over Hungary newspaper suspension

Budapest - The EU said Monday it was "very concerned" after Hungary's main opposition newspaper halted publication, sparking fears of a clampdown on press freedom by the right-wing government.

Hungary's biggest opposition daily halts operations

Budapest - Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper suspended activities on Saturday, heightening concerns about the state of critical media under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary seeks to ban 'group resettlement' of migrants

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday proposed changing the constitution to ban the large-scale resettlement of migrants, after voters overwhelmingly backed his rejection of an EU refugee quota plan in a referendum.

'Spoil-your-vote' success boosts Hungarian spoof party

Budapest - A Hungarian spoof party said Tuesday it plans to run for parliament after its satirical "Spoil-your-vote" campaign against Hungary's anti-migrant referendum Sunday contributed to a record number of invalid ballots.Some 223,000 people, or 6.

Hungary PM vows to bring power back from Brussels

Budapest - Hungary's prime minister on Monday vowed that Budapest would still reject the EU's controversial migrant quota plan, despite low turnout in a referendum on the issue invalidating the vote. A day after 98.
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